Personal injury solicitors

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.

How did your injury occur?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday. Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now.

Dudley road accident claims

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Dudley are reasonably common. Government data indicates there were 493 road accidents in Dudley in 2021; 423 slight accidents, 66 accidents and 4 fatalities. Accidents in the Dudley region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A459 and A461 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A4123 and A4037 crossroads.

All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.

Whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, our team can help. Our guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Dudley

Official HSE statistics show that there were 1 fatal and 244 non-fatal work accidents in Dudley in 2021 (190 led to 7+ days off work).

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury when working as a carpenter or a care assistant, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are work accidents in Dudley?

HSE-reported Dudley work accidentsReported Injuries
Other12%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related injury7%
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0%
Fire related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0%
Lifting and handling injuries21%
Physical assault6%
Slip, trip or fall23%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle3%
Hit by falling object16%
Trapped underneath something0%

Medical negligence claims in Dudley

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Dudley, including Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (Trust Headquarters, Trafalgar House, 47-49 King Street, Dudley, West Midlands).

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place accident claims in Dudley

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether you were hurt on a slippery floor at a supermarket or in a park, and someone else caused the accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include spinal or brain injuries, but could also include injuries arising from medical negligence or pharmaceutical error.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Dudley and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Dudley?

Whether you live in Dudley, West Midlands or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred on a bicycle, due to a manager's negligence or due to clinical negligence our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Dudley injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Online reviews will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator